Sandra Bullock could be set to pick up a pay cheque of at least €51 million for her performance in space thriller Gravity.

According to the Hollywood Reporter, the movie has earned $703m (£513m) at the box office and canny Bullock secured a potentially lucrative deal which means she will take $20m (€14m) plus 15% of the film's first dollar gross

Robert Downey Jr struck a similar deal for the Iron Man films and is reported to have walked away with at least $50m for 2012's The Avengers, the third-highest-grossing film of all time with $1.5bn (€m).

Gravity is up for 10 prizes at Sunday's Oscars, including best film, best actress for Bullock and best director for Alfonso Cuarón.